Hall of Records text on the legend of the Pearl

Last year my research took me to the Hall of Records to find out more about the pearl Drake found on his voyage of circumnavigation and its connection to the lost continent of Atlantis.

My grandma had told me lots of stories of how the pearl was guarded in Plymouth by ‘The Order of the Pearl’ for generations and travelled as a talisman on voyages of adventure and discovery with pioneers and explorers who sailed from Plymouth, but her knowledge of its history before 1580 was patchy.

I was hoping some investigation at the Hall of Records would throw some light on the older history of the pearl. I wasn’t disappointed. In the Egyptian library I found this folio written in ancient Atlantean script:

Hall of Records text

Here’s my best attempt at a translation:

The Legend of the Pearl

Inside the energy chamber, in the temple at the centre of Atlantis, amongst the Atlantean crystals that govern the energy fields of our fair kingdom, lies a rare pearl that has been guarded by generations of our people. 

The pearl was found deep at the source of the ocean by a brave Atlantean explorer and has been protected inside an enchanted armillary sphere since its discovery many years ago. 

It is larger than any pearl seen before and we have learnt much about its ability to harness the forces of the ocean and uphold the balance twixt land and sea. Should the pearl ever be separated from the sphere that balance will be unsettled, unleashing the dark forces of the ocean and disrupting the energy fields of the entire planet. 

An energy imbalance may be imperceptible at first, but soon the consequences will accelerate and the most feared beast of the ocean will grow in stature and size. Mergor’s reach will stretch across small countries until the Earth is finally, and decisively, dominated by the sea. 

The only clue we have is that its presence will be signified by a distinctive dark mark. There is no telling how that might emerge but the impact will be global. First, the low lying regions will disappear beneath the waves, then lighthouses, chimneys, church spires and temples will be swallowed. The devastation will continue until the tallest peak of the highest mountain is lost under water forever.

For this reason, great care must be taken over the protection of the pearl. 

This folio is central to why I’m so determined that the pearl must be found. The pearl’s magical powers were weakened when Nancy Astor separated it from the armillary sphere during the Second World War to protect it from bombs. If we find it, we can restore its powers again and halt the spread of the dark mark.

Real world signs of the ascent of Mergor, the Kraken of the sea..

In previous blogs I’ve told you about the history of the pearl as an energy source from Atlantis that held the balance between land and sea. Research I conducted at the Hall of Records revealed that part of the power of the pearl was its ability to control the dark forces of Mergor, the giant and many-tentacled beast of the ocean..


Artist’s impression of Mergor taken from document in the Hall of Records

Generations of seafarers have spoken of this terrifying beast of the deep, capable of swallowing ships and sinking tracts of land. Drake spoke of close encounters with the monster and Alfred Tennyson wrote a sonnet about a kraken creature as early as 1830:

Below the thunders of the upper deep;
Far far beneath in the abysmal sea,
His ancient, dreamless, uninvaded sleep
The Kraken sleepeth: faintest sunlights flee
About his shadowy sides; above him swell
Huge sponges of millennial growth and height;
And far away into the sickly light,
From many a wondrous grot and secret cell
Unnumber’d and enormous polypi
Winnow with giant arms the slumbering green.
There hath he lain for ages, and will lie
Battening upon huge seaworms in his sleep,
Until the latter fire shall heat the deep;
Then once by man and angels to be seen,
In roaring he shall rise and on the surface die.

Nancy Astor had no idea that separating the pearl from the armillary sphere during the Second World War would deactivate its powers, but the consequence was to unsettle the balance between land and sea and unleash the dark forces of the ocean. Signs of Mergor’s increased influence are everywhere once you start looking..

I began my research into the pearl – now known as the Pearl of Plymouth – in 2001 and have been drawing links between the dormancy of the pearl and the ascent of Mergor since then. The longer the pearl is dormant the stronger Mergor becomes..

The first, and most obvious sign is rising sea levels, which show no sign of abating. The faster sea levels rise, the more of the planet Mergor can claim. Each time the ocean expands its dimensions, Mergor expands in size too…

There are also many examples of strange and unexplained incidents around the coast and at sea that can be linked to the ascent of Mergor:

* It went unreported but just last month there was chaos at Whitsand Bay when a sinkhole suddenly emerged on the beach..

* Just a couple of weeks back, Plymouth Marine Lab tweeted news of this mystery marine beast, the spawn of Mergor:

marine beast

The spawn of Mergor

* Remember the hundreds of sea birds that washed up dead along our coastlines this year? http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-22143053  The cause remained a mystery in the news..

* In 2010, there were warnings of swarms of venomous jellyfish that have been repeated again this summer: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/earth/earthnews/7563028/Swarms-of-venomous-jellyfish-move-towards-British-waters.html  Many put it down to rising sea temperatures, but there could be even more to it than that.. Especially with the increasing documentation on ‘immortal jellyfish’ taking over the ocean: http://news.nationalgeographic.co.uk/news/2009/01/090130-immortal-jellyfish-swarm.html

These are just some of the incidents I’ve documented, there are many more which I will link to here on the blog. The increased intensity of these strange maritime events in the past few years make it even more essential that the pearl is found…

The scroll from Atlantis and rise of Mergor

In yesterday’s blog I told you the story that’s been passed down through my ancestors of how Sir Francis Drake found the pearl. What I left out is that inside the sea chest, with the pearl and armillary sphere, was a seaworn scroll from Atlantis. That scroll has been in my family since Drake died in 1596 and I inherited it along with the Drake Armillary Sphere from my Grandma Betsy in 2001.

Atlantis sea scroll

Scroll from Atlantis found with the pearl

It’s written in Atlantean but was translated for me by Grandma Betsy. She told me it reads:


‘To the souls who find this pearl

Falls custody ancient power –

the balance twixt land and sea,

the battle twixt light and dark.

Beware forces unsettlin’ the axis,

protect her and ye’ll prosper.’


My research into the pearl and Atlantis corroborates that translation. And further findings reveal that the pearl was placed in the chest and thrown on the open sea the fateful night Atlantis sank beneath the waves. In further blogs I will explain more about the pearl’s role in Atlantis from evidence I found in the Hall of Records, but for now I want to draw attention to the key part of that text that tells of the pearl holding the balance between land and sea.

My research has revealed that the pearl is only capable of doing this when it’s active and spinning inside the armillary sphere. In 1941, when Nancy Astor separated the pearl from the sphere and hid it somewhere in Plymouth, the pearl was deactivated. Since then the balance between land and sea has been unsettled. It’s clear that the sea is now rising up to claim the land and Plymouth will be one of the first cities lost under water if the pearl isn’t found.

For several years, I’ve been documenting and charting disturbing occurrences linked to the dormancy of the pearl, including rising sea levels, sea birds washing up dead on the coast and sink holes suddenly appearing on beaches. These are all signs that Mergor, an ancient beast of the ocean feared by generations of seafarers, is rising out of the depths to claim the land. During the recent heatwave there’s been an increase in surfers, sailors, fishermen, divers, swimmers and others reporting strange experiences at sea. The intensity of incidences in 2013 signal that Mergor’s getting closer and closer. I’ll tell you more about these freak events in the next blog. Be careful when you’re out in the water… and let me know if you encounter anything odd.